Haviah Mighty has won the Polaris Music Prize 2019 for her album "13th Floor." The Prize, which was presented in Toronto by CBC Music, goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation.
Americanafest 2019 is a wrap. Thousands of musicians, music industry professionals and fans descended on Nashville for a four-day conference, an awards show filled with great music and short speeches alongside more than 500 official and countless unofficial showcases.
“Please Me” rapper Cardi B led the charge for the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards nominations, with a total of nine nods. Cardi’s extensive list of nominations includes picks for MVP of the Year, Hot Ticket Performer, Hustler of the Year, Best Collabo, Single of the Year, Made-You-Look Award, and two nods for the Best Hip-Hop Video, & Sweet 16 categories.
The Americana Music Association kicked off its annual conference Wednesday night with the 18th annual Honors & Awards ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The Milk Carton Kids-hosted evening that showcased the best of what this inclusive genre has to offer.
As in many businesses, music industry conferences are a go-to for meeting like minded folks and growing your network of contacts, and if you feel like you're falling behind on one of the fastest growing genres in the music industry, these top Latin music conferences could be for you!
The International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) has named the 2019 nominees for its Industry Awards to be presented at the Honors & Awards Ceremony on Oct. 29th during IEBA’s 49th Annual Conference in Nashville.
NYU, Julliard, and Berklee were the top three on a new Forbes list of the top 15 schools in the U.S. that produce alumni who have achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the entertainment industry.
Last night, the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards were held at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Cardi B won for Best Hip Hop, Ariana Grande won multiples and two heartfelt speeches from “You Need To Calm Down” collaborators Todrick Hall and Taylor Swift brought down the house as they picked up Video for Good and Video of the Year. That's just the start.
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The Americana Music Association just announced its initial lineup of panels and events for this year's AMERICANAFEST, and its shaping up to be a very special week of music and networking. Here is a glimpse of what's in store at conference HQ at The Westin Nashville on Sept. 11-13.
The Americana Music Association will honor Elvis Costello, Maria Muldaur, Delbert McClinton and the husband and wife songwriting team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the organization’s annual awards show next month.
While early season festivals like SXSW tend to get the most airtime, the second half of the year is chock full with a variety of incredible conferences for those steeped in major music industry happenings. Here Angela Mastrogiacomo looks at ten that are essential to attend.
MTV has unveiled the nominations for the 2019 VMAs. Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead with 10 nods each in categories including, “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop.” Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X led the “Best New Artist” nominees.
The deadline to submit proposals to the SXSW PanelPicker is this Friday. July 19th. This online process gives attendees a voice in conference programming including presentations, panels and at SXSW. Competition is fierce with 6100 proposals submitted in 2018.
The SXSW PanelPicker is officially open to accept proposals. The two-step online process gives attendees a voice in conference programming including presentations, panels and at SXSW. Competition is fierce with 6100 proposals submitted in 2018.
In this piece, Glenn Peoples breaks down the recent panel at this year's Music Biz conference titled "A Playlist is Not a Marketing Plan" aimed at reeducating artists away from their mono-maniacal need to get placed on a playlist.
The Recording Academy has announced new deadlines and dates for the 2020 62nd Annual Grammy Awards and Grammy Week events. Nominations will now be announced in all 84 categories on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.
Country-folk legend John Prine took top honors at the A2IM 2019 Libera Awards, winning the awards for Best American Roots/Folk Album and Best Country/Americana Album for The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy Records).
As journalists seek out new ways to introduce music to the listening public, many have turned to podcasting. A less formal and often more in depth way of interviewing artists than traditional radio. While certainly a good promotional opportunity for artists, there are some things you should keep in mind before entering the studio.
Bandsintown has again partnered with CMT to help music fans discover rising country artists in the run up to the CMT Music Awards, this Wednesday June 5th in Nashville. CMT Music Awards Week is taking over Nashville with free performances spotlighting the best up-and-coming artists in country music.
UPDATED: American Association Of Independent Music's annual Indie Week invades New York City on June 17 - 20. The usually very smart team at A2IM have foolishly invited me to participate on a panel titled Streaming Manipulation "The Ethics of Streaming." I hope to see you there.
The successful and weird phenomenon known as the Eurovision Song Contest reportedly will see a North American version in the near future. The song competition, which pits European countries and others including Israel and Australia, against each other for the campiest song possible, could launch in the U.S. in 2021.
The Americana Music Association has named nominees for its 18th annual Americana Honors & Awards. Women dominated the 2019 nods with Brandi Carlisle Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, Kacey Musgraves and Mavis Staples among the nominated.